Georgian Apprentice / Miniature Mahogany Chest of Drawers with Boxwood and Ebony Inlay

Late 18th / Early 19th Century
21.5cm x 23cm x 10.5cm
Standard Parcel
Georgian miniature mahogany chest of drawers with two short drawers over three long drawers. Original brass drop handles. Ebony and boxwood inlay to top and front. A number of historical repairs to veneer - some done better than others.
A charming Georgian miniature chest of drawers with gorgeous colour and patina.
Small-scale versions of cabinet furniture were sometimes made by apprentice craftsmen to demonstrate their technical skills or, more commonly, were made by skilled tradesmen and taken around country districts to show potential customers the sort of furniture that could be ordered. Miniature furniture pieces were also often made for children as toys or to go into larger doll houses.